International wildlife trade is big business and ranges from high volume timber and fishery products to the more traditional wildlife products from endangered species used in horticultural, pet, leather and medicinal trades. International trade and over-use are implicated in the decline of around one third of threatened species.
Equally, many of the world’s poorest people depend on the use or sale of wildlife products for their livelihood. Meeting the twin goals of reducing poverty and stemming the rate of species loss requires improved management of trade in natural resources.
The Conservation and International Wildlife Trade programme from University of Kent examines the dynamics of international wildlife trade from all angles: the practical mechanisms set up to regulate wildlife trade, the ecological assumptions, social, cultural and economic drivers of trade, along with the challenges, pressures and the political environment that underlines relevant international law and policy.
The School has a very good record for postgraduate employment and academic continuation. DICE programmes combine academic theory with practical field experience to develop graduates who are highly employable within government, NGOs and the private sector.
Our alumni progress into a wide range of organisations across the world. Examples include: consultancy for a Darwin Initiative project in West Sumatra; Wildlife Management Officer in Kenya; Chief of the Biodiversity Unit – UN Environment Programme; Research and Analysis Programme Leader for TRAFFIC; Freshwater Programme Officer, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Head of the Ecosystem Assessment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC); Community Based Natural Resource Manager, WWF; Managing Partner, Althelia Climate Fund; and Programme Officer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
- Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Conservation
- International Wildlife Trade - Achieving Sustainability
- Research Methods for Social Science
- Research Skills for Natural Sciences
- Ecotourism and Rural Development Field Course
- Economics of Biodiversity Conservation
- Leadership Skills for Conservation Managers
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.
DisciplinesBiology Biodiversity & Conservation Animal Sciences View 90 other Masters in Animal Sciences in United Kingdom
A first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject; a good honours degree in other subjects together with relevant practical experience.
- In exceptional circumstances, DICE admits applicants without a first degree if their professional career and experience shows academic achievement of a high enough standard.
International22300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National13900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13900 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU students - £16800
- UK - £6950
- EU - £8400
- Overseas - £11150
Living costs for Canterbury
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